Definition of Reprieve:

  1. A cancellation or postponement of a punishment.

  2. Relief, temporary or permanent, from something that is uncomfortable, painful or otherwise negative. For example, anesthetic drugs can be used as a reprieve for patients experiencing lots of pain.

  3. Cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).

Synonyms of Reprieve

Absolution, Afterthought, Amnesty, Benevolence, Bind, Block, Blockage, Bureaucratic delay, Catharsis, Cleanse, Cleanse away, Cleansing, Clemency, Commiseration, Compassion, Condolence, Delay, Delayage, Delayed reaction, Deliver, Deliverance, Detention, Discharge, Double take, Dragging, Emotional release, Exculpation, Excuse, Exemption, Exoneration, Favor, Feeling, Forbear, Forbearance, Forgive, Forgiveness, Free, Free from, Freeing, Give quarter, Give release, Give respite, Grace, Grant a reprieve, Halt, Hang-up, Have mercy upon, Have pity, Hindrance, Holdup, Humanity, Immunity, Indemnity, Interim, Intermission, Intermit, Jam, Kindness, Lag, Lagging, Leniency, Let off, Let up on, Logjam, Melt, Mercy, Mitigation, Moratorium, Obstruction, Paperasserie, Pardon, Pathos, Pause, Pity, Postponement, Purgation, Purge, Purge away, Purging, Quarter, Red tape, Red-tapeism, Red-tapery, Redemption, Relax, Release, Relent, Relief, Remission, Remission of sin, Removal, Remove, Rescue, Respite, Retardance, Retardation, Ruth, Save, Self-pity, Shrift, Slow-up, Slowdown, Slowness, Spare, Sparing, Stay, Stay of execution, Stop, Stoppage, Surcease, Suspend, Suspension, Sympathy, Take pity on, Thaw, Tie-up, Time lag, Wait, Grant a stay of execution to, Cancel someones punishment, Commute someones punishment, Postpone someones punishment, Remit someones punishment, Stay of execution, Cancellation of punishment, Postponement of punishment, Remission, Suspension of punishment, Respite

How to use Reprieve in a sentence?

  1. The man took a day off from work as a reprieve from the stifling, exhausting conditions of his office job.
  2. Under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved.
  3. He accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve.
  4. One way to get a brief reprieve from the pain caused by the blisters from the shingles virus, is to use cold, moist compresses on the rash.
  5. His usage of alcohol as a reprieve from his depression was the primary cause of his alcoholism and it was starting to have a negative effect on those around him.

Meaning of Reprieve & Reprieve Definition